Pesticide Lessons And A Father’s Life
At Civil Beat we recently received a visit by several pro-GMO and pro-pesticide farmers. They argued that pesticides and GMOs are tools that farmers in Hawaii need to be competitive. And maybe that is true, but one of the farmers offered an array of anecdotes that he felt highlighted the safety of the pesticides that are used in Hawaii. Among other things, he mentioned that his wife had walked around, while pregnant, during pesticide spray preparations. Do you think she would do something like that, he asked us, if it were dangerous? My guess, from very personal experience, is yes. Plenty of people would — and do — every day. My father was one of them.